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Dog Brains Process Voices & Emotions Just Like Humans, Study Finds

You may snicker when you see dog owners talk to their pets as though they were human or view YouTube videos of dogs supposedly speaking English back to their owners, saying words like “banana” and “I love you.” And with good reason: although dogs have the capacity to understand more than 100 words, …

Get to Know 19 Winery Dogs and Cats

GalleryGet to Know 19 Winery Dogs and Cats<p>If you're a dog or a cat, vineyards and wineries are generally good places to be. There are friendly folks stopping by the tasting room, and others wandering through the rows of vines. There are sticks to catch and tractors to race. Sometimes, though, …

19 Awkward Dogs Losing The Battle With Human Furniture

Pups and furniture: A match made in doggy heaven. Unfortunately, not all dogs have mastered the art of sitting on human furniture. Below are prime …

Talking Dog Device Ready to Hit Market Soon

What if your dog could greet you with more than a growl, or announce the reason he's scratching at the door?<p>It sounds absurd and much like the …

California Couple Stumbles Upon $10 Million In Rare Coins While Walking Their Dog

Nearly all of the 1,427 coins, dating from 1847 to 1894, are in uncirculated, mint condition, said David Hall, co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Service of Santa Ana, which recently authenticated them. Although the face value of the gold pieces only adds up to more than $28,000, some of them …

Archaeology

Muttbombing Is The Hilarious New Instagram Craze That's Also Helping Shelter Dogs

People, it's time to start taking more selfies...<p>But only if you're willing to be muttbombed!<p>This may sound ridiculous, but bear with us -- "muttbombing" is a new Instagram craze, started by Dallas Pets Alive (DPA). Its goal is to make Dallas a no-kill city while finding homes for healthy rescue …

5 Things Dogs Teach You About Life

This is Chet. He is my 3-and-a-half-year-old rescue dog, the light of my life and the bane of my existence. What he lacks in good behavior (hint: a lot) he makes up for in being the cutest, funniest and most loving little dog in the whole wide world. He has also taught me a lot about life.<p>Almost …

Pets

10 Common Dog Health Problems

01 of 10<p>Many dogs experience a variety of skin issues. Itching and scratching are typical signs of skin issues in dogs. The skin may also appear red, …

Cheapism: Best budget dog food

Let’s play a little game: Restaurant Week menu item … or dog food? Consider braised lamb and vegetables. Or fresh Atlantic whitefish with sweet potatoes and pearled barley. What about slow-cooked pork with handpicked Polynesian fruits?<p>You guessed it — all dog food. Pet products are sounding more …

Dog Food
Pets

Do Dogs Hold Grudges?

Photographed by <b>Molly Cranna</b>.<p><i>Sure, we could spend hours (er, days) browsing cat videos, but, for those who enjoy a deeper dive into the scientific and</i> …

Mean Moms Want Dogs and Singles Out of Atwater Village Park

"This 12,000-square-foot park ain't big enough for the both of us" is the message that some Atwater Village residents (mostly #moms) have for the people who bring their unleashed dogs to <b>Glenhurst Park</b> and allow them to defecate with reckless abandon and nip at kids like they were wayward sheep. …

Here's Why Your Dog Listens to You

A long time ago, when early humans and something akin to today's dogs found each other useful, it led to a remarkable marriage between two very …

Quantified canine startup Whistle starts building a dog-centered social network

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Whistle<p>If you’re a dog lover, you may not admit it but you secretly want a social network centered solely on your …

The Best Family Dogs

Dogs aren’t just accessories to your kids and spouse—they are as much a part of the family as any two-legged member.<p>Dogs are there from the beginning, running around when the children start walking and licking the tears away when they have their first tantrum. They snuggle on the couch and …

Pets

Dog Spaw

Grooming, Shedding, Bathing and Basic Care

Bulldogs enjoy being groomed (except for the nail trimming), and most love taking a bath. The Bulldog has a smooth, short coat and is naturally a …

Is It OK for My Dog To Put His Head Out the Car Window?

Shares 26<p><b>From our reader mailbox:</b> <i>Is it ok to let your dog stick his head out the window of a car? Or is it too dangerous?</i><p>We’re glad you asked this …

A Trick to Teach Self Control in Dogs

I’d always had this impression that Labs naturally held things—birds—softly in their mouths. To some extent it’s true that a dog can be predisposed toward having a so-called soft mouth or a low-pressure bite. Mostly, though, it’s a skill that must be trained like any other.<p>“Hold” means you’ve got …

Self Control

Buying Guides

21 Cool Furniture For Pets

When you decide to take a pet into your home you basically agree to take care of it and to make sure it’s happy. This doesn’t mean you just have to …

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

11 Fresh Bedroom Trends in 2014 You Must See

The bedroom; one of the most sacred rooms of the house and one of the rooms where we spend the most time (even if it’s to <i>merely</i> sleep). It can also …

A SUMMER COTTAGE IN DENMARK | THE STYLE FILES

The owners of this cottage live and work in Singapore but when the school holidays start they pack up their bags and travel to Denmark to spend …

A Southern Home Filled with Color and Vintage Finds

I had the chance to pop into Furbish, a design store in Raleigh, North Carolina when Grace and I were in town for the Design*Sponge Book tour and …

Ask a Designer: How Do I Decorate My Studio Apartment?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is about decorating a small space. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future installment.<p><b>Q:</b> …